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The Modern Guide to The Thing Before Preppy

Thursday, January 4, 2024

Preppy Rules: Towns are only as good as their cemeteries.

Photo by Salt Water New England



  1. Respect for, and hats off, to a cemetery in Northwest Connecticut where lie “heroes of the Revolution and the French and Indian Wars.”

  2. Visit Anon 6:20’s neighborhood. You will see it would take serious munitions to even shake the capstones on the hundreds of years old cemetery wall in Goshen, Conn. They are 12-15 feet long and 1 - 2 feet high and wide.

  3. We pass through Goshen now and then, wondering how they moved those stones back in the day. Did they use horses or oxen? Cornwall is reputed to have the best stone in the area.

  4. Which are stronger, horses or oxen?

  5. I don’t know but I’ve been told if the horse don’t pull you’ve got to carry the load.


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